Abstract. This paper reviews the basic features of DSM-III as a cl.ification system for psy- On axis II personality disorders and specific developmental dis-.. - In DSM III a new category of disorders en.led Psycho.ual Disorders appears. The Gender Iden.y Disorders are further subdivided into three specific areas: Trans.ualism, Gender Iden.y Disorder of Childhood, and Atypical Gender Iden.y Disorder..In DSM II, personality disorders were described as follows, "This group of disorders is characterized by deeply ingrained, maladaptive patterns of behavior that ..embly Liaison Task Force on DSM-III and the Board of Trustees Ad Hoc. Committee on DSM-III. DSM-III concept of Personality Disorder. According to .